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8-8-8-24 1600mhz vs 9-9-9-24 1866mhz

Poll Results: Which MEMORY Speed is better?

 
  • 0% (0)
    1600mhz 8-8-8-24
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    1866mhz 9-9-9-24
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post #1 of 8
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I have a Corsair Vengeance Kit which is stock at 8-8-8-24 running at 1600mhz. I can run this memory completely stable at 9-9-9-24 1866mhz stock voltage.

I'm aware it will make virtually no difference which i choose but which should i run and why? (both are at stock voltage) Its running along side an overclocked i5 2500k @ 4.6ghz
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post #2 of 8
Just do a quick bench using MaxxMem 2 on both settings and compare the results.
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post #3 of 8
Do a test to compare obviously but if I remember correctly, Intel especially Sandy Bridge prefers speed over timings. So if you can tighten the timings on the 1866mhz sticks it should work out pretty well.
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post #4 of 8
check the first three articles which are linked in my thread: http://www.overclock.net/t/1085715/overclocking-choosing-ram-for-sandybridge-and-others
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post #5 of 8
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Heres my results with MaxxMem2:

1600mhz 8-8-8-24:

440

1866mhz 9-9-9-24:

440

Guessing from those benchmarks 1866mhz is faster? (LOL @ 5.9ghz reading on my i5)
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post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by Darylrese View Post

Heres my results with MaxxMem2:
1600mhz 8-8-8-24:
440
1866mhz 9-9-9-24:
440
Guessing from those benchmarks 1866mhz is faster? (LOL @ 5.9ghz reading on my i5)

I think you probably won't even see see the difference with day to day usage of your machine. I tend to regard memory speed as a kind of micro-optimization.

But yes what the hell is up with that CPU clock reading..... rolleyes.gif
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post #7 of 8
SB chips memory controller is impressive.
Here is mine on first gen i5, 1760MHz, 8 9 8 24 1T.

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post #8 of 8
I have this as a similar dilemma on the x58 platform. I currently have 6gb of HyperX 2000mhz, but my CPU clock limits the actual clock to 1830. 9-10-9-27. I am running out of RAM in video editing, or BF3 so I need a solid 12gb kit. I've been told that timings > clock, but I'm still worried that if I "settle" for a 1600 8-9-8-24 kit I will lose speed. PS: do low voltage kits allow for more OC or what is the point?
    
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